SharePoint 2007 documents opening as read-only


Consider the following Scenario:
  • On Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 2008 systems with Office 2007 or Office 2010 installed and Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8, you attempt to open files from a SharePoint site using a Fully Qualified Domain Name (a URL including ‘.’ in the site name).
  • The SharePoint 2007 is hosted on Windows 2008 or 2008 R2 Server with WebDav enabled.
  • The SharePoint 2007 site is setup to use Windows Authentication.
  • Users of the SharePoint site are expecting Client Integration (being able to edit and save directly back to the server) to be functional.
In this scenario, a user may see one or more of the following symptoms:
  • The user is prompted unexpectedly to enter their credentials. 
  • The Office document will open in Read Only.  
  • When opening SharePoint Explorer View an error will occur showing the path to the Document Library and a message of "Not Implemented". 
  • When trying to save from Office back to a SharePoint site directly doing a Save As will not be an option.  The SharePoint directory will not populate in the Save As dialog box.

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